What does success look like? In this course we will endeavor to respond to this question on both personal and professional levels. It takes integrated thinking and discipline to become a successful project manager. Tools are only tools. In addition to building an awareness of your own management style, we will use real world client based applications to explore and understand the nuances of successful project management. Students will work hands on with a pre-selected client organization to apply their learning and develop a viable project management plan.
- Develop an awareness of the project environment (culturally, budget wise, socially, and politically). This requires understanding, listening to, and hearing your clients rather than believing you know what is best.
- Recognize key project management questions: what are the client's needs (real, perceived, political)? What are the potential impacts of meeting these needs (intended or unintended)? What is the risk tolerance for the client and is the project scope reasonable?
- Cultivate a self-awareness of your own management style when managing others, projects, and yourself.
- Create a knowledge base of the vocabulary and processes of project management.
Course Reference Numbers
Tues Jan 8, Feb 26, 6-9p, Jan 19-20, Feb 16-17, 9a-4p Sat/Sun